Captain America: The Winter Soldier
In this sequel to the thrilling Marvel film we find Captain America struggling with life in the 21st century. Cap is just trying to do the right thing which he thinks is working for the organization called S.H.I.E.L.D., but his trust is tested when rumours spread about traitors in the organization and secret plans to eliminate threatening people before they even do anything illegal. With the help of Nick Fury and Black Widow, along with some new friends, Steve Rogers will try and solve the threat of the ghosts of his past including the mysterious ‘Winter Soldier’.
I really loved this film. It had realistic action, a compelling story line and incredible characters. My favourite part is when Steve and Natasha Romanov, the Black Widow, go to the abandoned army training camp where Captain America was made. It was really beautiful the way that the scene was shot and it had a couple elements of humour here and there. I also liked the nostalgia that Captain America experiences, it makes for some really interesting dialogue between Rogers and Romanov.
My favourite character is Nick Fury. He keeps it real. If he needs to tell you something he will tell you straight up. He might give an interesting back story but he’ll still tell you. Also he kicks some butt and is a very quick thinker. He gets himself out of all kinds of situations, like running from the ‘police’, hiding from society or slowing his heart rate down.
The only small, small thing that I didn’t really like about this film was the love story with Captain America and Black Widow. I felt like it was really, really forced. I mean sure, they might have needed to kiss but their didn’t really need to be any romantic chemistry between the two of them. They could have just kept it at friend chemistry. Also throughout the whole movie Natasha wears a necklace with an arrow on it which is from Hawkeye (Clint Barton) so, I’m not sure if I’m the only one who was confused but I wasn’t really sure who Romanov actually loved as a romantic partner? Barton or Captain America? In Avengers: Age of Ultron, it is kind of all explained, Clint is just a friend, Steve is just a fellow Avenger, but then Romanov loves Bruce Banner (the Hulk)? I don’t understand why in every Marvel superhero movie that Natasha is in, she has to serve as a love interest. I thought she was supposed to be this strong independent woman that kicks butt and doesn’t care what anyone thinks or tells her to do! Why is Marvel throwing her romantically at every Avenger? Who will Black Widow love next? Thor maybe? I guess we’ll just have to find out!
But all in all, I very much enjoyed this film and watch it over and over again in anticipation for the third installment of the Captain America franchise.